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2017 $mart Indiana Economic Education and Financial Literacy Conference


Date: June 28th-29th, 2017
Location: Dallara Indycar Factory (June 28) & Sheraton Indianapolis Hotel at Keystone Crossing (June 29)
Time: June 28th (11:30 am to 5:30 pm) followed by informal reception!
June 28th (8:00 am to 3:00 pm)
Registration fee: $55 for both days, $45 for June 29th only

Register Online Now!
(deadline June 15)

Session Information

June 28th Sessions (11:30 am to 5:30 pm)
The Economics of Manufacturing

In these sessions, you'll explore connections and grade level appropriate lessons connecting economics and manufacturing in Indiana.

  • Indiana's Manufacturing Economy: Lessons for the Classroom
  • The Entrepreneurs in Indiana's Manufacturing History
  • Productivity and Specialization in Manufacturing
  • What is the role of state and local government?
  • Dallara Indycar Factory tour

June 29th Sessions (8:00 am to 3:00 pm)
Select sessions include...

Elementary Grade Levels (K-5)

  • Integrating Economics & Personal Finance in English/Language Arts
  • Playdough Economics!
  • The Classroom Mini-Economy
  • Chocolate Economics
  • Pint-size Economics and Personal Finance Printables featuring Math Connections

Secondary Grade Levels (6-12)

  • Geography and Economics Connections: Trade and Standard of Living Around the World
  • How Economics Shaped the History of the World - 6th and 7th Grade Social Studies Activities
  • Economics Book Club: Chapter books that Bring Decision Making Alive!
  • Keys to Financial Success
  • Giving the Economy a Check Up - What's All This Data Mean Anyway?
  • Teaching Out-of-the-Box: Economic Experiments for Your Classroom
  • Integrating Pop Culture Into Your Economics Teaching
  • Teaching About Labor Markets

General Sessions

  • Classroom Business Enterprise (CBE): Real Money and Entrepreneurship in an Experiential Learning Program
  • Economics of Land Management and Sustainability - from Yellowstone to the Indiana Dunes
  • Picture Your Investing Decisions: Using Infographics and Other Illustration Activities in the Classroom






$mart Indiana is a project of the Indiana Council for Economic Education presented in partnership with the Office of the Indiana Secretary of State.

Indiana Farm Bureau and Indiana Farm Bureau Insurance

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“The amount of resources I am leaving with is fantastic!”